Slapstick! was a magazine "devoted to the appreciation, documentation and preservation of early film comedy" (per masthead). It was published and written by serious film historians and contains work still not available in any other printed medium. Original articles were written by Bo Berglund, Michael Campino, Jean-Jacques Couderc, George D'Acunto, Barbara Danzig, Rob Farr, Tommie Hicks, Jr., Cole Johnson, Jim Kerkhoff, Ed Lee, Lisa Huber, Steve Massa, Joe Moore, Charlie Morrow, Phil Posner, Elif Rongen-Kaynakci, Steve Rydzewski, Claudia Sassen, William Thomas Sherman, Marilyn Slater, Dave Stevenson, Greg Travis, Brent Walker and Wendy Warwick White. We make these issues freely available in memory of the late Cole Johnson.